Warrensville Heights Mayor Marcia Fudge, mentored in politics by the late U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, grabbed the inside track Thursday night to take over her seat.
Fudge won a landslide victory in a vote by Cuyahoga County Democratic Party officials to replace Tubbs Jones as the party's nominee on the Nov. 4 ballot for the 11th Congressional District.
She finished with 175 votes, well ahead of second-place finisher C.J. Prentiss, a former minority leader of the Ohio Senate who received 64 votes, and the third-place finisher, the Rev. Marvin McMickle of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, who received 30. More...
Friday, September 12, 2008
Here Comes the Fudge
The local democraps have spoken... Warrensville Hts Mayor Marcia Fudge was chosen to replace the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones on the ballot for the general election.From the PD --
With the support of former Congressman Louis Stokes this selection is no surprise. What is a surprise though is the City of Bedford Mayor Dan Pocek supported Fudge.Fudge, with the help of Tubbs Jones, was one of the main reasons Bedford officials had to jump through hoops to secure financing for the Tinkers Creek Industrial Park. The site which the Tinkers Creek Industrial Park was built was classified as a brown field and eligible for Issue 2 funding. The Tinkers Creek Industrial Park has the potential for creating 900 high paying jobs.Being assured by all his democrat pals the selection of this site for funding was in the bag, Pocek was back-doored when a site in Warrensville Hts was selected instead. The asbestos clean up on the old Zayre's building created 9 jobs, and through the influence of Tubbs Jones - Fudge's location was selected instead.From hard work by the Bedford officials, Mayor Pocek too, the Tinkers Creek Industrial Park is now complete - because of Fudge it almost never happened!Is this type of backdooring something we can expect from Fudge if she gets elected? Will she continue to place her personal agenda before the needs of the residents in the 11th District?